Senate debates

Thursday, 1 August 2019



11:52 am

Photo of Katy GallagherKaty Gallagher (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Finance) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

  (i) economic growth is fundamental to increasing living standards for Australian families, and allowing government to fund essential services,

  (ii) the pursuit of continuous, sustainable economic growth should be a core objective of government,

  (iii) in a services-based economy, strong, sustainable economic growth can support improved environmental outcomes, and

  (iv) that the philosophy of stopping economic growth should be rejected as dangerously misguided; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to pursue policies that will lift Australia's economic growth rate and ensure that all Australians equally share in the benefits of this growth.

Question agreed to.